Roberg Nets Honors for Women's Tennis

News Release Date:
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

´╗┐WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Alyssa Roberg, a Whitman College sophomore, has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for women's tennis.

Alyssa Roberg

The award, announced Tuesday, was for matches last weekend, when Roberg won twice at No. 1 doubles and twice at No. 2 singles.

Roberg helped Whitman post an easy 7-2 victory over Puget Sound Friday night in the Bratton Tennis Center.

After she and senior teammate Elise Otto tossed an 8-0 shutout at No. 1 doubles, Roberg cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles.

On Saturday in a match that was closer than the final score indicates, Roberg had a hand in two teams points as Whitman dropped a 6-3 decision to Whitworth.

She teamed with Otto for an impressive 8-3 victory over Whitworth's Rachel Burns and Alli Marshall, and then cruised to a 6-4, 6-1 win over Marshall at No. 2 singles. 

Roberg and Otto, who won the doubles title at last fall's ITA regional tournament, are ranked No. 4 in doubles in the West Region of NCAA Division III. Roberg also holds a No. 12 regional singles ranking while Otto is No. 18.

Whitman, off to a 3-2 start in the NWC, hosts Pacific Lutheran at 2 p.m. this fall and then heads to western Oregon for matches at Pacific on Saturday and at George Fox on Sunday.

Both Roberg and Otto were voted to the All-Northwest Conference First Team last spring.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu

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